Avenue Picture Hall

Gillbridge Avenue,
Sunderland, SR1 3AP

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Previous Names: Avenue Theatre

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Manager: 0798.182.4283

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Avenue Picture Hall

In Sunderland, the Avenue Theatre was opened by Richard Thornton on 30th October 1882 with the play “The Guvnor”.

The notable farewell performance by Sir Henry Irving was made here on 28th October 1904. During 1907-08, James Harrison Tindle exhibited moving pictures.

Tindle obtained a lease on the theatre, and, in 1908, he re-opened it as the Avenue Picture Hall.

However, live shows were still presented. Indeed, it closed with a stage review, “Sunshine Sally” on 27th February 1932. It is assumed it was not wired for sound.

The building was demolished.

Contributed by David Simpson
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